Summer 2019 Teacher Seminars Follow American History around Country and Beyond

June 16–22

Thirty-four K–12 teachers attended New Orleans and the History of the American South at the Historic New Orleans Collection led by Pamela Tyler, Associate Professor of History (retired), University of Southern Mississippi, with Master Teacher Ron Nash. In addition to participating in Professor Tyler’s lectures and discussions, the group visited the New Orleans Jazz Museum.    

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Introducing Kathryn Kennedy, the 2018 Maine History Teacher of the Year

Kathryn KennedyMaine History Teacher of the YearSince 2004, 749 exemplary American history teachers from elementary, middle, and high schools in all fifty states, Department of Defense schools, Washington DC, and US territories have been named State History Teacher of the Year. The National History Teacher of the Year is named in the fall.
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The Gardiner Foundation Awards a Major Two-Year Grant to the Institute

Grant Will Fund Diverse Gilder Lehrman Institute Programs  The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History has been awarded a $500,000 grant over two years from the Robert David Lion Gardiner Foundation to support schools and teachers on Long Island, Brooklyn, and Queens in their teaching of American history, thereby strengthening students’ academic performance. “The generous funding directly benefits students and teachers of American history in profound ways, funding schools to receive indispensable resources through their Gilder Lehrman affiliation, enabling teachers to
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Introducing Joe Adragna, the 2018 Louisiana History Teacher of the Year

Joe Adragna Louisiana History Teacher of the Year Since 2004, 749 exemplary American history teachers from elementary, middle, and high schools in all fifty states, Department of Defense schools, Washington DC, and US territories have been named State History Teacher of the Year. The National History Teacher of the Year is named in the fall.
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Civil War Essay Contest Deadline is February 25

The Gilder Lehrman Institute presents an annual essay contest for Gilder Lehrman Affiliate School students in grades 5–12 
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Introducing April Deener, the 2018 Kentucky History Teacher of the Year

April Deener Kentucky History Teacher of the Year
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Making History Sing with Sasha Rolon Pereira, Director of the Hamilton Education Program

Sasha Rolon Pereira is the associate director of education and director of the Hamilton Project at the Gilder Lehrman Institute.
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Recent Press Mentions

The Gilder Lehrman Institute in Philanthropy Magazine

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Richard Gilder (left) and Lewis Lehrman (right) speak with students at Notre Dame Preparatory Academy.The July 2018 issue of

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The Hamilton Education Program in Education Dive

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In an article published today on Education Dive, Urban Assembly Media High School student Yadry Monsanto discusses her Hamilton Education Program experience on April 25, 2018: 

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Lewis E. Lehrman's Lincoln and Churchill: Statesmen at War

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We are pleased to announce the latest publication by Lewis E. Lehrman, the co-founder of the Gilder Lehrman Institute, a renowned historian, and a National Humanities Medal winner. Lincoln & Churchill: Statesmen at War, provides a new perspective on two of the greatest English-speaking statesmen and their remarkable leadership in wars of national survival. In the first book-length comparison of these two renowned war leaders, Mr.

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